Commissioners Martin And Boyd, Your Resolution Is Frivolous

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Great elected leaders respect the separation of Lady Justice from executive and legislative branches of government. 

How inappropriate of County Commissioners Martin and Boyd to introduce a resolution to award legal fees today. I have never read such nonsense. 

In the recent State House District 26 election, there is a dispute currently being reviewed and heard by the state appeals court.  The state Democratic Party has legally disputed specific circumstances leading up to the election in that district. 

Everyone is entitled to due process in a legal dispute. Yes, even the Democrats, whether we like it or not. When we don’t respect that justice is in charge of the case, and elected people interfere, it has a poor appearance.

Yet today, two Hamilton County commissioners decided they could expand their power and award attorney fees to a party.  I know they want to show support of their friends.   That is not the purpose of their elected offices they hold.

Hats off to the six commissioners that refused to go along with such an absurd resolution, and County Attorney Rubin Taylor for stating that approval of the resolution would simply represent support.  The six did not take public action, good job recognizing and respecting the limitations of your office.

I am not a fan of the Democratic Party, but they are entitled to due process in the courts.

Our Hamilton County Commission has no power over Lady Justice, none what so ever.  The case may be frivolous as Greg Martin stated, or it may not be. The courts usually dismiss frivolous, so no worries commissioners.

Instead, why don’t y’all focus on your sewage discharging into public roadways and ditches.  Or, being rude to citizen activists on Mahan Gap Road.

Lady Justice is in charge on the award of legal fees, and to hear all the facts of the case.   Let’s be thankful for the justice system, where people with legal training decide the outcomes, instead of commissioners.

April Eidson


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